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OFCCP Audit Triggers $288,000 Settlement for Women

2011-06-17

As a result of an Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance review, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Manufacturing Inc. will pay 248 female job applicants more than $288,000.  The women were rejected for assembler/packer and utility positions at the company's facility in Middleton from January through December 2005.  In addtion, TKE will extend 23 job offers to affected women as positions become available.    

TKE is a subsidiary of TyseenKrupp AG, a global based in Germany and one of the world's leading producers of elevators.  TKE currently holds a $15.1 million contract to provide elevator and escalator maintenance to the GSA.

During a scheduled compliance review, OFCCP determined that TKE had violated E.O. 11246.  Under the terms of the agreement, in addition to paying wages and interest to affected female applicants who return timely notifications, TKE agreed to undertake extensive self-monitoring and corrective measures to ensure that all employment practices fully comply with the law, and to immediately correct any discriminatory practices.  The company will contact the rejected applicants and make payments directly to them using address information supplied on the job applications.